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Subdivision 1.Hunting with aid of bait or feed prohibited.

A person may not hunt deer:

(1) with the aid or use of bait or feed; or

(2) in the vicinity of bait or feed if the person knows or has reason to know that bait or feed is present.

Subd. 2.Removal of bait.

An area is considered baited for ten days after the complete removal of all bait or feed.

Subd. 3.Definition.

For purposes of this section, "bait or feed" includes grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, hay, or other food that is capable of attracting or enticing deer and that has been placed by a person. Liquid scents, salt, minerals, and bird feeders containing grains or nuts that are at least six feet above the ground are not bait or feed. Food resulting from normal or accepted farming, forest management, wildlife food plantings, orchard management, or other similar land management activities is not bait or feed.

Subd. 4.Exception for bait or feed on adjacent land.

A person otherwise in compliance with this section who is hunting on private or public property that is adjacent to property where bait or feed is present is not in violation of this section if the person has not participated in, been involved with, or agreed to baiting or feeding wildlife on the adjacent property.

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